Cruises are our business, but not our only business: we
arrange land–based vacation packages.
In that vein, we offer our feedback from our recent trip to Las
We spent 4 nights at the Palms Resort, just off the
strip. We were in the city to attend a
CLIA training program that included “specialty cruises” – more about that
later. Since our training was at the
Palms, we decided to stay there. We know
they have a GREAT restaurant (Garduno’s), from New Mexico.
We arrived at the hotel at mid-day on Wednesday. The hotel is close to the airport and the
strip. The taxi fare (including tip) was
$30. Cost for a taxi to/from the strip
is $12. Better than renting a car…
|Anita in Garduno's|
After four nights, we realized we are not the target
audience for the Palms. We ended up in a
smoking room (and it smelled like it) on the 27th floor, overlooking
the pool. We requested a “non-smoking
room” when we made the reservation and were offered one when we checked in, but
that is not what we got.
|The pool at ground level|
|The pool from the 27th floor|
|Strip from hotel room window|
The Palms has a beautiful pool area and we hoped to spend
some time relaxing, but they play loud music all day long. Therefore, we never
used the pool. The big surprise came
later in the week -- little did we know what takes place around the pool on the
weekends. Can you say party and loud
music – until 4AM? We cannot recommend
the Palms Resort Hotel.
We enjoyed our training and the visit to Las Vegas. It’s a great place to people watch! Just walk down the strip on a Saturday night
and you have free entertainment.
The Palms was a bust, but the training was great. We enjoyed learning more about “Coastal
Cruises” and “Riverboat Cruising.” Along
with “River Cruises” we have something to offer our customers who prefer something
other than large ships” or traditional cruises.
Oh yes, many of the large hotels in Las Vegas are now
charging “resort fees” that are collected at checkout. If you are going to LV, remember to ask about
- A hotel employee told us the hotel had recently removed the coffee pots from the rooms.
- Hotel charges $14.99 per day for internet access.
- Loud noises (party) from the hallway on several nights
- Room was large, but starting to show wear
|Canal at The Venetian Hotel|
|Anita at Caesars Palace|